Beau Bisset avoids major injury…Toronto ‘breathes a sigh of relief’
The Toronto Blue Jays breathed a sigh of relief.
In an interview ahead of the team’s home game against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Sunday, Toronto manager John Schneider provided an update on shortstop Beau Bissett, who injured his right knee during the previous day’s game.
“No structurally significant damage was found. He’s been diagnosed with inflammation. We’ll see how it goes over the next couple days,” he said, explaining that an MRI on Bissett showed “the best possible results.”
Bissett injured his knee while rounding first base to get to second after hitting a single the day before. He was able to walk under his own power afterward, but his leg looked very uncomfortable.
There were concerns about ligament damage, but it appears that he avoided any serious damage. “I’m just happy,” Schneider said, obviously relieved that the worst was avoided.
For now, Toronto has called up Ernie Clement to the taxi squad, but he will not be in the lineup tonight.
Paul DeJongh, who was acquired in a trade earlier in the day, has not yet joined the squad. He will not play tonight, Schneider said.
Schneider said the addition of DeJong “is about making sure every base is covered for any team. After today, you lose the option to protect that,” he said, explaining that the signing was the result of taking advantage of available players while the opportunity arose.카지노
Asked if Bissett and DeJong could coexist in the lineup at shortstop, he said, “We haven’t thought about that yet, but there are a lot of different ways to do it.”
In addition to Bisset and DeJong, Toronto has Santiago Espinal as an option at shortstop. Schneider indicated that Espinal would start at shortstop for the game.